A Cheapalicious Way to Preserve your Fashion Jewelry (Part 1)

While doing a search of ways to prevent my metal fashion jewelry from tarnishing,  I ran across a video on YouTube that suggests using clear gloss spray acrylic coating to preserve your jewelry. This method looked interesting and effective, so I decided to give it a try.

What you need:
  •  clean, tarnish-free jewelry
  • A can of clear gloss or matte spray coating ( I bought the can above from Michael's for $6.99, but you can find it anywhere spray paint is sold).
  • a pair of gloves
  • old newspaper or flat surface to lay the jewelry on to dry
What to do:
  •  Make sure jewelry is clean and tarnish free
  • Make sure you're in a well ventilated area or outside before you spray your jewelry.
  • Wear a pair of disposable gloves, because the spray is sticky.  Hold the can about a few inches away from your jewelry and spray a light mist, coating the piece of jewelry evenly.  
  • Lay the piece of jewelry down on the newspaper to dry.  Let dry for a minimum of 10-15 minutes

    Hopefully, this method works.  It looks promising. If it does, I have TONS more to do (ha!).  I'll do a follow up post on my experience with it.  Have any of you used this method in preserving your costume jewelry? 


    My Kurves said...

    I have been painting my cheap earrings and bracelets with clear nail polish for years to keep them tarnish free, but the spray seems to cover more and is quicker. Hope it all works. .

    Leah Yablong said...

    This is a great idea! I love buying cheap costume jewelry because of the variety, but the quality is so horrendous! Please post again if this works because it would seriously save me some cash and give my baubles a little more life before I toss them.

    EW Brown said...

    That's awesome! Definitely going to try this.

    Anonymous said...

    This most definitely works. The best way to do this is to get a multi tier hanger, leave enough space between each piece to ensure that they do not touch....then spray lightly both the front and BACK of each item.

    I have costume jewelry from middle school that still looks brand new!

    miss donna said...

    NIKI! i just googled this very thing a couple of weeks ago. i'm running through too many pairs of fake gold hoops! i haven't tried it yet, but i think it's gonna do the trick.

    Onika Rogers said...

    @miss donna: i could've sworn that you saw this post or i've told you about it? try it and let me know what you think!

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